USATF Board to hire new CEO


Jill Geer
Chief Public Affairs Officer
USA Track & Field

INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Board of Directors has voted to pursue new leadership in its CEO position, bringing to a close the tenure of Doug Logan, who had been CEO of the federation since July 2008.

After a meeting over the weekend in Las Vegas, the Board voted to pursue leadership change.

"We sincerely thank Doug for his efforts and his passionate focus on our sport," said USATF President and Chair Stephanie Hightower. "After undertaking an evaluation over the course of the past few months, our Board has decided it is in our best interests to engage different leadership to move the sport forward."

In accordance with USATF bylaws, Chief Operating Officer Mike McNees will assume day-to-day leadership of USATF as the Board begins its search for a new CEO.

"The Board is committed to a thorough, thoughtful CEO search process," Hightower said. "Although our goal is to complete the search process quickly, we will not compromise the quality of the search and candidate evaluation. The Board is fully supportive of the USATF staff, and we know they will do a tremendous job as we enter this new phase for the organization."

Hightower stressed that the USATF Board will continue to vigorously pursue its strategic plan, developed in July 2009 and approved by USATF membership last December. ( "We simply need to accelerate our realization of this vision and plan," she said.

Hightower encouraged individuals with questions about the process or suggestions for the Board to email USATF at